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Oh Would I Were the Roses

By D. M. Gardner

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Choir, SATB, Choir - other voicings, SSATBB, unaccompanied - Intermediate
Composed by D. M. Gardner. Post-Romantic. Score. 7 pages. Published by D. M. Gardner Music (S0.68699).

Item Number: S0.68699

Oh Would I Were the Roses is a setting based on the poem "A Song to Eleonora Duse in "Francesca da Rimini" by Sara Teasdale. This simple, but beautiful and lyrical poetry evokes a powerful emotional response, a sense of longing and a deeply passionate heart... A direct reflection of the life of the poet.

Oh would I were the roses, that lie against her hands,
The heavy burning roses she touches as she stands!
Dear hands that hold the roses, where mine would love to be,
Oh leave, oh leave the roses, and hold the hands of me!

NOTE:  While the piece is written in Cb, it can easily be sung and reheared in C major.  Just put your hand over the key signature!

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